Burton, Richard F., Published by Dover Publications, Inc. New York, in 1987. Paperback. Condition Fine. With 293 Illustrations.
Important Note: When originally published in 1884, this book was intended by the author to be only the first part of an exhaustive three-volume work on the sword. Unfortunately, Parts I and III, which are described in some detail in the Introduction and referred to at various points throughout the book, remained incomplete at the time of the author's death in 1890 and were therefore never published.